19:1 After these things I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a vast throng in heaven, saying,
“Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
19:2 because his judgments are true and just. 1
For he has judged 2 the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality,
and has avenged the blood of his servants 3 poured out by her own hands!” 4
19:3 Then 5 a second time the crowd shouted, “Hallelujah!” The smoke rises from her forever and ever. 6 19:4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures threw themselves to the ground 7 and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne, saying: “Amen! Hallelujah!”
19:5 Then 8 a voice came from the throne, saying:
“Praise our God
all you his servants,
and all you who fear Him,
both the small and the great!”
19:6 Then 9 I heard what sounded like the voice of a vast throng, like the roar of many waters and like loud crashes of thunder. They were shouting: 10
For the Lord our God, 11 the All-Powerful, 12 reigns!
1 tn Compare the similar phrase in Rev 16:7.
2 tn Or “has punished.” See BDAG 568 s.v. κρίνω 5.b.α, describing the OT background which involves both the vindication of the innocent and the punishment of the guilty.
3 tn See the note on the word “servants” in 1:1.
4 tn Grk “from her hand” (referring to her responsibility in causing the blood of God’s followers to be shed).
5 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
6 tn Or “her smoke ascends forever and ever.”
7 tn Grk “creatures fell down.” BDAG 815 s.v. πίπτω 1.b.α.ב. has “fall down, throw oneself to the ground as a sign of devotion or humility, before high-ranking persons or divine beings.”
8 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
9 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
10 tn Grk “like the voice of a large crowd…saying.” Because of the complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation by supplying the words “They were.”
11 tc Several
12 tn On this word BDAG 755 s.v. παντοκράτωρ states, “the Almighty, All-Powerful, Omnipotent (One) only of God…(ὁ) κύριος ὁ θεὸς ὁ π. …Rv 1:8; 4:8; 11:17; 15:3; 16:7; 21:22…κύριος ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν ὁ π. Rv 19:6.”